EventsTuesday |September 2, 2014 |5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub | 70 SW Century Dr | Map to location Doors open for networking at 5 ... read more
Ribbon Cutting | Oil Can Henry’s – Bend North 09/04/2014Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Oil Can Henry's - Bend North |1144 NE 3rd St | Map Celebrate the Grand Opening of an ... read more
Leadership Bend Class of 2015 Orientation and Alumni Social 09/08/2014Monday | September 8, 2014 | 5 to 7 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub | 70 SW Century Dr | MAP Alumni Price: $10.00 Ticket includes 1st Beverage ... read more
Home Buyer Education Workshops, Bend OR 09/13/2014Start Date: 9/13/14 End Date: 9/13/14 Time: 9 a.m. - 5p.m. Cost: $45 (+1.65 in service charges if paying through PayPal). Pre-registration ... read more
Central Oregon Wild West Show, Redmond OR 08/29/2014Start Date: 08/29/2014 End Date: 08/31/2014 Time: Fri 2-8:30, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-4 Cost: $8.00 for 1 hour performance and whole day Location: ... read more
Bend Comedy Showcase & Open-Mic at Summit Saloon, Bend OR 09/04/2014Start Date: 09/04/2014 End Date: 09/04/2014 Time: 8pm Cost: $5 Location: Summit Saloon & Stage Description and Details: Bend's most ... read more
Event Name: Munch and Movies in Compass Park: Sleepless in Seattle, Bend OR 09/05/2014Start Date: 09/05/2014 End Date: 09/05/2014 Time: Dusk Cost: Free Location: Compass Park Description and Details: Why spend a beautiful ... read more
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Develops 50/50 Match Program for Further Member Pledges
The Bend Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved a decision to pledge $50,000 towards the OSU-Cascades Expansion project. The Chamber will also hold a fundraising drive through its 50/50 Match Program to allow other businesses to contribute to the project.
Currently, OSU-Cascades is seeking contributions starting at $25,000. This level is too high for many businesses in the community. With the 50/50 Match program, the Chamber will act as a pass-through for businesses to donate towards the expansion project. For every dollar businesses donate, the Chamber will match the amount up to $50,000.
“The Bend Chamber firmly stands behind bringing a four year university to Bend and what it can do for not only the local economy, but the community in the long run,” said Tim Casey, Executive Director. “We are offering our 50/50 Match Program as a way for other businesses in the community to be engaged in this process. Whether they can contribute $100 or $5,000, the Chamber will match these donations.”
In total, with the initial $50,000 pledge and the 50/50 Match Program, the combined efforts will provide $150,000 for the project.
Those businesses that do participate in the 50/50 Match Program will also receive their initial donations back should the expansion project not take place. If you are interested in donating, please mail your contributions to the Bend Chamber at 777 NW Wall St., Ste 200, Bend, OR 97701. All contributions must be noted as part of the 50/50 Match Program. Please do not combine your contributions with other membership dues or fees.
“Now is the time for the business community to come together and show its support for OSU-Cascades,” said Casey. “With our combined voices, we can make a great impact on the community.”